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Symphony Suites Hotel first anniversary celebration

It was party time last evening at Symphony Suites as the hotel celebrated its first anniversary. It was just like yesterday that I attended its official launch exactly a year ago. According to Chief Executive Officer Mr. Lee Chee Ming, the past year had not been short on challenges. In his welcome speech, he said, "To ... continue reading »

Morubina Group hotel refurbishment

Although it was only three years since Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites opened its doors for business, and about a year since Hillcity Hotel's relaunch after a RM2 million refurbishment exercise, these two hotels, owned by Ipoh's largest hotel group, Morubina Group of Companies, are currently being revamped for a fresher, more contemporary look. This extensive ... continue reading »

Singapore dancing crab

If you are a foodie who missed the Dancing Crab promotion by Great Miner Chinese Cuisine in August, I have great news for you. The dancing crab set is back by popular demand, with an even better value, not only at The Great Miner Chinese Cuisine, but also at its sister restaurant, the new Hillcity Restaurant. The ... continue reading »

Yasmin at Kong Heng (Ipoh)

Oct 27, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Yasmin Ahmad gallery Kong Heng Ipoh

In an effort to keep legendary film director Yasmin Ahmad's legacy alive and to inspire a new generation of local film directors, a group of friends and fans of Yasmin took on the idea of her mother, Hajjah Inom Binti Yon, to establish a gallery to celebrate Yasmin's work and life. Yasmin's mother, Mak Inom, ... continue reading »

October Tripping Flea Market

Oct 26, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
October Tripping Flea Market

Saturday morning saw me at Ipoh Old Town and by chance, bumped into the flea market at Kong Heng Square. This venue, behind Kong Heng and Thean Chun, is sometimes also known as "Bandit's Alley". Once a month, a flea market is held here, organised by Burps & Giggles. The photos that I am sharing today are just ... continue reading »

Qing Xin Ling

Translated into English as "Serene Hill", Qing Xin Ling is Ipoh's latest tourism attraction. This leisure and cultural village is free to visit at this time of posting, and there is no charge whatsoever, except for the chalets. Opened in August, 2014, it has thus far attracted some 10,000 visitors, with the majority of them taking ... continue reading »

Flash Flood in Ipoh

Oct 24, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: News, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
flash floods in Ipoh

These photos of Ipoh Garden were taken on Oct 22 at about 3.30pm, after an hour of unceasing downpour. Flash floods in Ipoh are not uncommon but it's not often that one is caught outdoors with a camera at hand. There was just so much rain two days ago that it was still raining after five hours ... continue reading »


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